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ISLAMABAD, Feb 14: A car driven by an official of the United States Embassy met with an accident on Thursday night in which two men on a motorbike were injured on the Margalla Road.

One of the injured, Muzammil Shah, later died in hospital during an operation.

The police arrested the driver, stated to be an administrative assistant at the embassy, and also impounded the vehicle.

According to police sources, a Land Cruiser bearing registration number MK-927 collided with the motorbike injuring two employees of the Capital Development Authority. Mr Shah and Shaukat Ali were going home after completing their duty.

A police officer said that after the accident some embassy officials reached the accident scene and asked the policemen on duty to release their colleague.

Some senior officials of the Islamabad police also reached the crash site and assured the embassy staff that the driver would be set free after the family members of the injured were informed about the accident. According to hospital sources, the condition of Mr Ali was stable.

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